4th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course

was held 18th-20th April, 2018

”Work horses for plastic surgery reconstruction – hands on fresh cadaver dissection course”

Course venue: Tampere Surgical Education Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
Building O, 2nd floor, Biokatu 16, 33520 Tampere
Course Director: Professor Hannu Kuokkanen

This course is designed for plastic surgery residents as well as more experienced plastic surgeons and covers the most frequently used flaps and their modifications in free flap surgery. The course included expert lectures and fresh cadaver dissections in the brand new facilities of Tampere Surgical Education Centre. The lectures offered tips and tricks for the most versatile free flaps that cover the majority of reconstructive needs.

The participants will have the opportunity to dissect the following flaps & modifications:

  • Latissimus dorsi, scapula, parascapular, TAP, serratus anterior and chimeric modifications of these

  • TRAM, DIEP and SIEA flaps

  • Internal mammary recipient site exposure

  • Microvascular lymph node transfer

  • TFL, ALT, vastus lateralis, rectus Femoris, and modifications of these

  • Gracilis and TMG flap

  • Fibula with or without skin and muscle

  • Recipient site exposures in lower extremity

Tampere University’s Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences accepted the 2018 Course as a post-graduate medical education for specialization in plastic surgery (25 hours), hand surgery (17 hours) and general surgery (15 hours) (decision: UTA18/001).

The 5th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course will be held on spring 2019. Follow us in Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/tsec.fi/) to get the information as soon as possible!

Feedback from previous course

Feedback from the 4th Tampere Plastic Surgery Course on April 2018 (scale 1-5):

  • Lectures were good and relevant: 4,6

  • The instructors were knowledgeable: 4,6

  • Overall rate of the course: 4,8

  • I would recommend this course for my colleagues or trainees: 4,9

  • Comments from the participants: “In general - a wonderful course”, “Thank you. The course was excellent!”, “It was great even for a newbie. Thank you!”

3rd Tampere Plastic Surgery Course was held in April 2017. Feedback from that course (scale 1-5):

  • Lectures were good and relevant: 4,7
  • The instructors were knowledgeable: 4,8
  • Overall rate of the course: 4,9
  • I would recommend this course for my colleagues or trainees: 4,9

2nd Tampere Plastic Surgery Course was held in April 2016. Feedback from that course (scale 1-5):

  • Lectures were good and relevant: 4,8
  • The instructors were knowledgeable: 4,7
  • Overall rate of the course: 4,9
  • I would recommend this course for my colleagues or trainees: 5,0

Contact information:

Educational content: Dr. Juha Kiiski, juha.kiiski@pshp.fi
Registration, program etc: tsec@pshp.fi

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